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Fairy tales and the art of subversion : the classical genre for children and the process of civilization

Author: Jack Zipes
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Routledge classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives - their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Zipes, Jack, 1937-
Fairy tales and the art of subversion.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, ©2012
(DLC) 2011019189
(OCoLC)676728451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Zipes
ISBN: 9780203805251 0203805259
OCLC Number: 779924205
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 265 pages).
Contents: Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion --
Copyright Page --
Introduction to the Routledge Classics Edition --
Preface to the Second Edition --
1. Fairy-Tale Discourse: Toward a Social History of the Genre --
2. The Origins of the Fairy Tale in Italy: Straparola and Basile --
3. Setting Standards for Civilization through Fairy Tales: Charles Perrault and the Subversive Role of Women Writers --
4. Who's Afraid of the Brothers Grimm? Socialization and Politicization Through Fairy Tales --
5. Hans Christian Andersen and the Discourse of the Dominated --
6. Inverting and Subverting the World with Hope: The Fairy Tales of George MacDonald, Oscar Wilde, and L. Frank Baum --
7. The Battle over Fairy-Tale Discourse: Family, Friction, and Socialization in the Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany --
8. The Liberating Potential of the Fantastic in Contemporary Fairy Tales for Children --
9. Walt Disney's Civilizing Mission: From Revolution to Restoration --
Notes.
Series Title: Routledge classics.
Responsibility: Jack Zipes ; with a new introduction by the author.

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The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives - their behavior, values, and relationship to society. As Jack Zipes convincingly shows in this classic work, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. How and why did ce.

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